The LSBU Open Lecture series is an opportunity for everyone interested in architecture to attend a series of free lectures given by a range of architects involved with projects (built and unbuilt) of many different types and scales, and executed over the last 5-50 years. The intention is to invite a diverse range of architects to the school, and let them talk freely about their work, influences, and motivations.
All lectures will be in the Keyworth Centre Events Theatre; doors open 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.
About the speaker
Educated at Cambridge, Frank Woods is an independent architect and conservation consultant who is a direct link to some of the most provocative works of British Modernism designed in the last 60 years. He is still practising, and lecturing and examining at schools of architecture on professional practice. Formerly a partner of Chamberlin Powell & Bon (and later, Chamberlin Powell Bon and Woods), he led on the design of the Barbican and many other works , particularly at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Leeds, the majority of which are now listed. Projects Frank has worked include:
- St Peter’s College, Oxford University
- New Hall and Kaetsu Educational Centre, Cambridge University
- University of Leeds, development plan, academic teaching and research buildings
- Japanese Embassy, London
- Sully Hospital, South Wales
- the Barbican, and Barbican Arts Centre development
- Sadlers Wells Theatre development plan
- Bousfield Primary School, Kensington and Chelsea
- Rossdale House , north London
- Geoffrey Chaucer School, Southwark
- Newport Theatre & Arts Centre
- international eco-technology research centre, Cranfield Institute of Technology
- factory for Pioneer, Wakefield
- Yamaha engine test centre, Milton Keynes
- Western Riverside Transfer Station, Wandsworth
- luxury apartments Block, Park Road, London
- Penarth Marina, South Wales
- Chelsea Harbour development (with Moxley Jenner)
Frank has also worked as architectural Assessor to the Arts Council, as chair of the Association of Consultant Architects, chair of the RIBA Journal, chair of the ACA working party on fees, and as a member of the RIBA fees sub-committee, and numerous Construction Industry Council sub-committees. His work has been published in the AJ, AR, THES, and by Oxford University Press; he has appeared on Radio 3, and is the co-author of Overlay Drafting (Architectural Press), and co-editor of the ACA Illustrated Directory.